Space Weather Euro News Vol.3 Issue 11 (02-07-1999)

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  1. Report from the French Evaluation Group on Needs by CNES
  2. Call for proposals from SME's
  3. Announcement of Opportunities for Technology Research
  4. EGS 2000 now in Nice from 25-29 April 2000
  5. Daily Coronal Scans and Maps Provided by the National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak
  6. Some ESA Tender Actions Reminders
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1. Report from the French Evaluation Group on Needs by CNES
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From: A. Hilgers E-mail: ahilgers@wm.estec.esa.nl

An English version of the CNES report from the French evaluation group on Space Weather user needs has been produced and is available on line together with the original French version

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2. Call for proposals from SME's
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From: E. Daly E-mail: edaly@estec.esa.nl

The aim of the ARCoP (Academic Research in Cooperation) Programme, within the SME initiative of ESA, is to  allow Small and Medium Enterprises to demonstrate the feasibility of innovative technologies and concepts to meet requirements of future space applications. The maximum amount per contract is 30000 Euros and the duration of a contract is generally limited to six months.
For more details, refer to the EMITS system
http://edms.esrin.esa.it/emits/login under "news"

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3. Announcement of Opportunities for Technology Research
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From: E. Daly E-mail: edaly@estec.esa.nl

ESA has recently issued an Announcement of Opportunity covering three areas which may be of interest to the European space weather/space environment community:

o Technology Flight Opportunities initiative
(funded by the General Studies programme. This initiative is aimed at providing low cost flight opportunities for European technology products needing space qualification.)

o Technology Innovation Opportunities initiative
(focuses on early stage development with emphasis on innovation for space applications)

o Technology Transfer Opportunities initiative
(to help Small and Medium Enterprises, having developed technologies, products or concepts for space programmes, to diversify and find for them other potential applications and markets than space)

For more details, refer to the EMITS system
http://edms.esrin.esa.it/emits/login  item AO3543  for more details

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4. EGS 2000 now in Nice from 25-29 April 2000
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From: M. Hapgood E-mail: M.A.Hapgood@rl.ac.uk

Urgent - Urgent - Urgent - Urgent - Urgent - Urgent - Urgent

EGS 2000 NOW IN NICE FROM 25-29 APRIL 2000
http://www.copernicus.org/EGS/egsga/nice00/nice00.htm
Abstract Deadline: 15 December 1999

Dear EGS colleague,

We would like to inform you that the date and place of next year's 25th EGS General Assembly has been changed:

- OUR MILLENNIUM ASSEMBLY WILL NOW TAKE PLACE IN NICE, FRANCE,    BETWEEN TUESDAY 25TH AND SATURDAY 29TH APRIL 2000.

- The assembly will take place in the Acropolis Centre in Nice,   which was the location of the Society's very successful meeting    in 1998.

- This change has become necessary in order to ensure the continuing   success of the annual EGS General Assemblies. 

- In particular, the growth of EGS in recent years has made it   important to hold these meetings in locations with plenty of   reasonably-priced accommodation. Nice is an excellent location    in this respect.

- The meeting has been scheduled to take in the week after the Easter   holiday weekend, so the scientific sessions will start on the Tuesday   (and not on the Monday, which is a public holiday in many European   countries) and finish on the Saturday.

- We hope this schedule will prove convenient by allowing attendees   to stay over a Saturday night and thus be able to get cheaper air   tickets.

Finally, on behalf of the Society, we would like to apologise for the late notice of this change. We look forward to seeing you in Nice next year.

Mike Hapgood
Treasurer, EGS

Arne Richter
Executive Secretary, EGS

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5. Daily Coronal Scans and Maps Provided by the National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak
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From: D. Altrock E-mail: altrock@sunspot.noao.edu

We apologize for this one-time "shotgun" message.  

The National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak announces the resumption of posting of daily coronal scans and maps on its web page at http://www.sunspot.noao.edu/CORONA.  For information on these products, please see the descriptions posted there.  Some of these products are available by email subscription as ASCII data files.  The CORONALERT program may not operate for the month of July.  We will no longer be able to fax products to any users.

These products were discontinued earlier this year due to a lack of resources.  At this time we plan to make them available Monday through Friday.  We cannot guarantee their availability for any definite length of time.  We still seek funding support to continue, and to expand, this service in the long run.

Please address any questions to jcornett@sunspot.noao.edu

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6. Some ESA Tender Actions Reminders
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From: N. Crosby E-mail: ncrosby@wm.estec.esa.nl

AO3547 IMPLEMENTATION OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM
(Open from 17/06/1999 to 15/09/1999, Act.Ref.: 99.136.03)
AO3533 ESA SPACE WEATHER PROGRAMME
(Open from 11/06/1999 to 13/09/1999, Act.Ref.: 99.1WM.01)
AO3543 ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY
(Open from 31/05/1999 to 20/09/1999, Act.Ref.: 99.136.04)
For more information and the complete list of ESA Tender Actions please look at:
http://edms.esrin.esa.it/emits/OpenTenders
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Note: This newsletter is an initiative of the ESA Space Systems Environment Analysis Section and is intended to establish a prototype of a potential mailing list or forum with news of interest for the Space Weather community in Europe.

- SWEN contact group (which keeps SWEN informed of news coming from   other channels)is currently:

  • Eamonn Daly, ESA (excluding science programme)
  • Richard Marsden, ESA science programme
  • Maurizio Candidi, CNR 
  • Paul Cannon, URSI-Commission G 
  • Mike Hapgood,  EGS
  • Hannu Koskinen, SCOSTEP working group on Space weather
  • Pierre Lantos, ISES
  • Henrik Lundstedt, Lund space weather center
  • Goetz Paschmann, ISSI
  • Jean-Yves Prado, CNES-ONERA working group on space weather
  • Michael Rycroft, ISU 
  • Volker Bothmer, EGS-Solar Physics Secretary
  • Wolfgang Baumjohann, MPE-German Representative

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